"My ambition," says Ruse, "was to eat every single kind of mint there is."

Arrive @ Birmingham New Street for Go! Club gig amidst riot vans and race rioting.

Digbeth is in Birmingham and is a strange place, kind of desolate but with some really cool bits and pieces (vintage clothes warehouse, massive Pagan looking man sculpture cornered by the Custard Factory). Our hotel was vast and weird.

Great to make some noise with smoke machines and visuals on the go. Oh yes. Couple of new songs (I'mFine and Plavitzia) got an airing. Sounding really good. Even thought the soundman (who looked about 12 years old) had no idea what he was doing.

I'm warming to the idea of gigging more regularly, even if the whole experience leaves you feeling bruised. Bruised but sated.

Really superb sets from Visualaudioreplicant and Miss Halliwell.

Also really really pleased to say that we're going to be playing Brighton on 5th November. Bonfire Toffee!

There's a massive full moon out there tonight. Cheers to Ruse for DJ duties + great noises from Visualaudioreplicant and Miss Halliwell.

We're playing Brighton on 5th November!!!!!!

Listening to Tony Bennett and Ruby.

The Mekano Set